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Ascent of Elephant Benchmark on 2022-11-26

Climber: Keith Winston

Others in Party:Henry Chen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 26, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elephant Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3392 ft / 1033 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took gully to starfish cove, then followed ridge to summit. Came down a different ridge. Nothing over class 2. Most of the eastern ridges should go and would take less time than going up to starfish first. Register was placed in 1980. This summit gets an average of 2 parties per year. Wonderful views. Found 4 elephant trees, 2 on the loop trail, 2 on the approach.

https://ironhiker.blogspot.com/2022/11/elephant-benchmark.html
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3311 ft / 1009 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3311 ft / 1009 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.7 mi / 18.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3311 ft / 1009 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Start Trailhead:81 ft / 24 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3311 ft / 1009 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    End Trailhead:81 ft / 24 m
    Time:4 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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